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People who smoke at the time they are diagnosed with cancer should quit; if only it was that easy.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration cited a long commute and time away from family as reasons to step down.
In 2018 alone, 4.9 million middle and high school students used tobacco products.
The epidemic-level rises in youth e-cigarette use is threatening the progress we’ve made toward reducing youth tobacco use.
Adolescents who first used e-cigarettes were four times more likely to begin smoking traditional cigarettes.
Quitting smoking may not be easy, but it is possible.
Steps aim to reduce use of electronic nicotine systems and flavored tobacco products by youth.
A win–win for making progress against cancer
“The Real Cost” campaign to target nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through digital platforms, social media and in-school ads nationwide.
“The accelerating trajectory of use we’re seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must end,” says the agency.
Nicotine is an addictive chemical found in tobacco; nicotine in e-cigarettes extracted from tobacco. But is it a carcinogen?
While cancer risk decreases steadily but slowly after quitting smoking, the risks for heart attack and stroke decline much more rapidly.
May 31st is World No Tobacco Day
By 2100, the plan would prevent 33 million people who are now children or young adults from ever taking up tobacco, saving 8 million lives.
Agency says new limits could help avoid millions of tobacco-related deaths.
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